Looking for a job is tough. Time spent scouring newspapers, job posting sites, and going door-to-door in neighborhood shopping and business centers is tiring and frustrating. That’s why Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is partnering with a new initiative in Albuquerque called TalentABQ.
Helping New Mexicans find jobs have long been part of Goodwill’s mission, and this partnership with Innovate+Educate, the City of Albuquerque, the Department of Workforce Solutions, Central New Mexico Community College, and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, makes it easier to do that.
TalentABQ helps match employers with job seekers based on skills, and has 29 Skill Up Centers throughout Albuquerque where job seekers can electronically assess their abilities through the WorkKeys® program, and access KeyTrain® to improve workplace skills. Goodwill is proud to be one of these Skill Up Centers.
KeyTrain® is a free series of online courses job seekers can do at their pace to enhance skills employers want and practice for the WorkKeys® assessments. The skill score shows employers a job seeker’s ability to do a job, instead of basing hiring decisions solely on experience and education. Upon completing the three most common WorkKeys® assessments can earn you a National Career Readiness Certificate, recognized by employers in more than 40 states.
To get started, sign up for TalentABQ.